Little Ladies Who Lunch™ chronicles the story of one mother’s attempt to find a healthier way of eating, cooking and living. The family’s journey began with a diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia for 3 out of 6 household members just before the start of the 2010-2011 school year. LLWL was initially started as a private way for the blogger, a mom of 4, to hold herself accountable for the foods she served to her family. After sharing her food ideas with friends and family and later finding a home at Tumblr.com, the blog caught the attention of Tumblr’s Food Spotlight section with posts like this unique twist on pizza as well as dozens of interesting bento ideas.
At its inception the blog focused exclusively on cholesterol reduction based on the advice of multiple lipid specialists, which unfortunately entailed using fat-free “fake” options instead of whole, real foods. Since then the blogger moved to a more well-rounded approach to overall wellness by looking at the big picture rather than focusing on one element of the family’s health by highlighting a diet rich in whole, natural foods.
Little Ladies Who Lunch features delicious, healthy and colorful fare (always sans artificial food dye) that appeals to kids and adults alike. The blog encourages readers to prepare meals using organic produce, humanely-raised meats, pastured dairy products and love. As the blogger herself says “we aren’t perfect eaters, but we’ve come such a long way since our diagnosis and are continuing to make improvements slowly and surely. I hope we can inspire other families to do the same.”
Take a look around the archives and also be sure to also check out their fun ideas on how to make holidays like Halloween a little healthier while still keeping things festive. More timely are posts for Easter and Passover.